3 Replies Latest reply: Jul 26, 2013 6:23 AM by George Hilton
George Hilton Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

Hi

In a folder called recovered folder there are no photos can I deleat it? And just one more thing that is nothing to do with aperture but why do people say hold the option key down when they mean alt?


2.93GHz Intel Core i7, Mac OS X (10.6.7), Memory 8GB also Mac OS X now (10.7)
  • 1. Re: There's recovered folder in Aperture
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,640 points)

    Hi George,

     

    In a folder called recovered folder there are no photos can I deleat it?

     

    Is it a folder or a project? Usually you should sea a recovered "project". If all projects inside that folder are truely empty and do not contain any invisible images (rejected, hidden by filters), then go ahead and delete it. But I'd check all searchfields, if they are cleared, before you do that.

     

    And just one more thing that is nothing to do with aperture but why do people say hold the option key down when they mean alt?

     

    In all Mac help texts the ⌥-key is called officially the "Option" key, only on many keyboards that key will be labeled "alt ⌥" for "alternate graphics".  My keyboard also shows the "alt" label, but many others show "opt".

    From the Mac Help:

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    Regards

    Léonie

  • 2. Re: There's recovered folder in Aperture
    CorkyO2 Level 4 Level 4 (1,290 points)

    And just one more thing that is nothing to do with aperture but why do people say hold the option key down when they mean alt?

    In the beginning; Apple computers called the key 'Option' and Windows computers called the key 'Alt'.

     

    Long-time Mac users may always call it 'Option' even though many keyboards are now available for cross-platform use (as Léonie indicates).

  • 3. Re: There's recovered folder in Aperture
    George Hilton Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    Hi Leonie and Corky02

    Thanks for your advice and help. I have now binned the recovered folder because when I looked into it the photos that were in it, not showing, but the title of the photo was. I then went into the main library photo and looked for them there and that's where they all were.

    As for the problem with the alt key I just thought it would help other people that might wonder why.

    Thanks again.